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Moods, Louisa May Alcott s first novel was published in 1864, four years before the best selling Little Women The novel unconventionally presents a little woman, a true hearted abolitionist spinster, and a fallen Cuban beauty, their lives intersecting in Alcott s first major depiction of the woman problem Sylvia Yule, the heroine of Moods, is a passionate tomboy who yMoods, Louisa May Alcott s first novel was published in 1864, four years before the best selling Little Women The novel unconventionally presents a little woman, a true hearted abolitionist spinster, and a fallen Cuban beauty, their lives intersecting in Alcott s first major depiction of the woman problem Sylvia Yule, the heroine of Moods, is a passionate tomboy who yearns for adventure The novel opens as she embarks on a river camping trip with her brother and his two friends, both of whom fall in love with her These rival suitors, close friends, are modeled on Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Daniel Thoreau Aroused, but still moody and inexperienced, Sylvia marries the wrong man In the rest of the novel, Alcott attempts to resolve the dilemma she has created and leave her readers asking whether, in fact, there is a place for a woman such as Sylvia in a man s world In 1882, eighteen years after the original publication, Alcott revised and republished the novel Her own literary success and the changes she helped forge in women s lives now allowed her heroine to meet, as Alcott said, a wiser if less romantic fate than in the former edition.
Louisa May Alcott
As A.M Barnard Behind a Mask, or a Woman s Power 1866 The Abbot s Ghost, or Maurice Treherne s Temptation 1867 A Long Fatal Love Chase 1866 first published 1995 First published anonymously A Modern Mephistopheles 1877 Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832 She and her three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth and May were educated by their father, philosopher teacher, Bronson Alcott and raised on the practical Christianity of their mother, Abigail May.Louisa spent her childhood in Boston and in Concord, Massachusetts, where her days were enlightened by visits to Ralph Waldo Emerson s library, excursions into nature with Henry David Thoreau and theatricals in the barn at Hillside now Hawthorne s Wayside.Like her character, Jo March in Little Women, young Louisa was a tomboy No boy could be my friend till I had beaten him in a race, she claimed, and no girl if she refused to climb trees, leap fences For Louisa, writing was an early passion She had a rich imagination and often her stories became melodramas that she and her sisters would act out for friends Louisa preferred to play the lurid parts in these plays, the villains, ghosts, bandits, and disdainful queens At age 15, troubled by the poverty that plagued her family, she vowed I will do something by and by Don t care what, teach, sew, act, write, anything to help the family and I ll be rich and famous and happy before I die, see if I won t Confronting a society that offered little opportunity to women seeking employment, Louisa determined I will make a battering ram of my head and make my way through this rough and tumble world Whether as a teacher, seamstress, governess, or household servant, for many years Louisa did any work she could find.Louisa s career as an author began with poetry and short stories that appeared in popular magazines In 1854, when she was 22, her first book Flower Fables was published A milestone along her literary path was Hospital Sketches 1863 based on the letters she had written home from her post as a nurse in Washington, DC as a nurse during the Civil War.When Louisa was 35 years old, her publisher Thomas Niles in Boston asked her to write a book for girls Little Women was written at Orchard House from May to July 1868 The novel is based on Louisa and her sisters coming of age and is set in Civil War New England Jo March was the first American juvenile heroine to act from her own individuality a living, breathing person rather than the idealized stereotype then prevalent in children s fiction.In all, Louisa published over 30 books and collections of stories She died on March 6, 1888, only two days after her father, and is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord.
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Title: Ï Moods || ê PDF Download by õ Louisa May Alcott